Frodge wrote in post #16545963
What are you folks doing when you shoot in a dimly lot room. As an example,I have a room with a christmas trees at is lit. Is it best to just bump iso up, or bounce the flash? What method do yu use to get a good image. Example person in th room with the christmas tree lit at night. Are you using high iso, flash or what?
Best method I've found:
Wide aperture (f2.0).
High ISO (3200~6400).
Fast enough shutter to not blur, but otherwise, slow enough to gobble light.
Tripod may help, if you don't have IS on your lens.
But ultimately it comes down to lighting. How to get better lighting for the shot is the question. You don't want flash, it will blanket everything with bright light, even heavily diffused it will take away from the warm glow of low light photos, especially holiday color photos where you warn tons of warmth. So what do you do for lightning?
Use what you already have. So if you have christmas lights on the tree, get a strand of that, wrap it around something like a broom or duster, and hover that over the subject's. You get the same lightning, warm glow, and it helps with focus too.